Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire) - Aberdeen Central Library
The East of Scotland Paranormal Society investigated this building and claimed to have heard footsteps, whispering, and the sound of a bell.
Antrim (County Antrim) - Mussenden Temple library
A mysterious patch of blood occasionally appears on the floor of this building, evaporating away a few minutes later.
A woman wearing a veil, illustrated by Wayne Lowden.
Billericay (Essex) - Burghstead Lodge (currently Registry Office & Library Archives), south-west room on first floor
A nurse was attending to an ill man in this lodge. On two consecutive nights she spotted, standing over the man, a veiled woman in a green gown who mysteriously vanished. On the third night, the nurse approached the woman and removed her veil. What she saw is unknown, as the following morning she was found insane and her patient was dead. The nurse herself died a few months later.
Billericay (Essex) - Cheyne Library, 118 High Street
Unknown Ghost Type
The ghost of a little girl has been seen on the stairs of the building.
Area around the library, Brighton.
Brighton (Sussex) - Area around the library
Prior to early 1990s
Thought to have been killed during a Second World War bombing raid, this small ghostly child dressed in pyjama is said to carry a wooden toy. It is not clear whether the ghost has been observed since the 1990s, when the last of the bomb damaged buildings were fully demolished.
Bristol (Somerset) - Library adjoining the cathedral
This phantom monk dressed in grey has always been seen around the same time.
Town library, Burnley.
Burnley (Lancashire) - Town library
A piano in a lecture theatre here was seen to play itself and has been also heard several times since.
A ghostly butler amongst the books.
Dorking (Surrey) - Pippbrook House (currently Dorking Library)
The ghost of a woman wearing a long grey dress is reputed to haunt the staircase, while a phantom butler has also been reported.
An ghostly archbishop reads through old books.
Dublin (County Dublin) - Marsh's Library
The wraithy Archbishop still looks through the books and manuscripts which line the library's shelves. One legend says he is searching for a lost letter, hidden within the pages of an unknown volume.
EC1 (Greater London) - Holborn Library
An archivist using a mirror in the third floor bathroom glimpsed a person walk behind her and turned to find nobody there. An art curator visiting the then-unused fourth floor was violently pushed in the shoulder by an unseen presence, and a cleaner working in the basement ran from it in terror, refusing to say what she had seen or return to the library. Strange lights have also been witnessed in the reserve stock room and doors open and slam by themselves.
Felbrigg (Norfolk) - Mannington Hall, Library
11 October 1879, and 1912
Witness Dr Augustus Jessop claimed to have spent a night in 1879 researching in the library, sharing his work area with a red haired ghost. Possibly unconnected, an exorcism was performed on the site in 1912 to rid the building of a poltergeist - part of the upper floor was bricked up after the procedure.
Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Mitchell Library
Although Pitt the phantom is the creation of Scottish poet Brian Whittingham, staff at the library have reported icy chills on the second floor.
Hintlesham (Suffolk) - Hintlesham Hall. Stairs and library
The ghost of a female Lloyd family member walks the stairs and library, eternally suffering for letting her stepson starve to death. The sound of a baby crying was also said to haunt a room but stopped after the remains of a young child were recovered from a fireplace.
Huthwaite (Nottinghamshire) - Library
Occasionally seen wearing a grey silk Victorian dress, this female ghost is more likely to generate the sensation of being watched.
King's Lynn Public Library.
King's Lynn (Norfolk) - Public Library
This figure is reported to haunt the basement of the building, once a monastery. At one time, staff were apparently too scared to enter the area by themselves.
Lerwick (Shetland) - Shetland Library
Formerly a church, the library is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a man wearing a brown coat. Staff claim that books have flown off shelves without being touched, and disembodied footsteps heard in the basement.
Mansfield Woodhouse (Nottinghamshire) - Library
An elderly woman is reported to haunt this building, as is (unless it is the same entity) a faceless monk that walks through walls and closed doors as if they were not there.
Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear) - Lit and Phil Library
25 October 2012
Video footage released showed a fire door opening on its own accord, although a gust of wind or change in air pressure are the more likely mundane explanations. The building is also used by ghost hunt organisers.
SE3 (Greater London) - St John's public library, Blackheath
A former missionary killed in China, Elsie has appeared to have returned to her former home, gently pushing past people if they stand in the way of the invisible entity.
Shrewsbury (Shropshire) - Shrewsbury Library
June and September 2009
The West Midlands Ghost Club carried out an investigation that recorded the sound of female vocals in June. Returning in September, they recorded a clanging noise which ended in a loud bang.
Souldern (Oxfordshire) - Rector's Cottage library
Mr Naylor, dead for five years, appeared to the rector here; they sat and chattered for ninety minutes. The ghost finally announced that the rector would soon pass away himself, and a few days later the man of the cloth died mid-sermon.
WC1 (Greater London) - New British Library
A crying man dressed in eighteenth century garb has been seen on the new site, and builders reported the sound of chains during construction.
The Yorkshire Museum Library in York.
York (Yorkshire) - Yorkshire Museum Library
For several weeks one particular book in the library would be found on the floor on Sunday evening - the mystery was 'solved' when a caretaker reported seeing a ghostly old man looking through the shelves, as if trying to find reading material.